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Carolina Population Center's Transfer Project Awarded New Grant by the Hewlett Foundation

November 23, 2017

The Hewlett Foundation has awarded a grant for $690,000 to Gustavo Angeles and Sudhanshu Handa of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Department of Public Policy and the Carolina Population Center to improve evidence based decision-making in sub-Saharan Africa.

The three-year grant will support the Transfer Project, a regional research initiative led by UNICEF, UNC-Chapel Hill and the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations to generate evidence on impacts of national cash transfer programs in sub-Saharan Africa and to translate that evidence into policy through partnerships with national governments. Through the grant, the Transfer Project will increase the capacity of African-based researchers to conduct impact evaluations and engage with African academics and policy-makers to identify knowledge gaps in social protection. These activities will result in the production of evidence by African researchers that address the needs of policy-makers, resulting in more informed decision-making.

Angeles and Handa are Carolina Population Center Faculty Fellows.

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